Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

NNO in My City


NNO, National Night Out, is held each August in our church parking lot. It's a block party, sponsored cooperatively by law enforcement and community, with a purpose.

We didn't have the butcher, the baker, or the candlestick maker, but we DID HAVE:

The mayor,
(Yes, he really IS that young.)

The Sheriff,

The Chief of Police,

Several Canine Cops,

And Rosco P. Rafter, our baseball team mascot.

Activities included:

Making photo ID's for kids,

Law enforcement vehicle "tours,"

(Complete with stuffed animals for the kids)

An obstacle course sponsored by the YMCA,

Face Painting and Removable Tattoos,

Potluck Picnic,

And lots of fellowship.

We found shade wherever we could.

Some of us don't always enjoy having our picture taken for Keetha's blog.

The balloon hats, made by this magician,

Went off with a bang - - -
literally in this case as I managed to catch the hat mid explosion.

Joining Unknown Mami
For Sundays in my City.

My city is Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin



Actingbalanced said...

Looks like you had a blast! And yes... your mayor looks really young!

Unknown said...

I remember reading about this post last year (Wow, has it been that long?) and thinking I wish we had something like it here. Unfortunately that is about as far as it has gone, hopefully by the time you post your next annual instalment of such a great event, I will have been involved in something similar!

Oh and great capture of the balloon popping!

nancygrayce said...

I feel sure you had a hat! :) That is a great thing and looks like everyone works together in your city!

Claudya Martinez said...

I love that the mayor is so young.

Vidya Sury said...

That sounds like such fun! And so nice to see the "officers" looking so young. I like those balloon hats!

Tara R. said...

What a great community event. Looks like you all had a great turn out too.

Alyx said...

This looks like so much fun!

And I love your football nails from your last post - are you getting pumped for football season?

Cyndy Bush said...

Looks like a blast!
Our mayor is very young too, makes me feel OLD!

podso said...

Seems like you have a youthful edge to the leaders in your community! said...

With every passing SIMC, I like your town more and more, dear Keetha. I also like all those men in suits and uniforms. They're pretty darn cute. ;-)


Ann in the UP said...

Good for you, building community and having fun while educating and loving your town!

I have to love your church from afar, but I think you're doing a good work!

StarTraci said...

Super cool! Our community needs to do something like that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy Sunday!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

How fun Keetha!
Yes I'm still around but my blogging time is sure limited.
I wish we had something like this in BRF, most of our festivals are rather dull.
We're getting a bunch of rain right now and I should head back to bed.
Daughter broke up with boyfriend and moved back home so Addison is with us 24/7. We are so happy to have her but our break times are sure limited.
My mom's parkinson's really flared up this past 2 weeks and i have been so busy helping her as well.
I am a true sandwich generation right now.
Hugs friend,

Anonymous said...

Fun for all!
Young mayor has energy to take care young and old, right?
Have a good week!

Erin said...

The exploding hat pic is cool! That would be hard to do again! And that police dog is a beauty!

Anonymous said...

What a fun time! Love the hats.

Unknown said...

Looks like your NNO was a big success. Lots of smiling faces and wow all those stuffed animals!